This book features case studies from teachers, leaders and educational professors on inclusion in schools. Using a conception of inclusion that acknowledges issues of race, gender, class, sexual orientation, religion and ability, this book provides readers with a useful blend of theory and practice. Each case is situated in a school setting and offers readers opportunities to learn about the complexities and challenges associated with issues of exclusion and to develop practices that support inclusion.
This is a compelling text with useful practical guides for educators and field practitioners broadly defined. The international scope of the book makes it highly significant and relevant, pointing the nuances, challenges and possibilities of inclusivity, social justice and equity education in contemporary times. This work clearly offers intellectual openings for critical dialogues, social criticisms and speculative imaginaries of new educational futurity.
George J. Sefa Dei, Profession of Social Justice Education & Director, Centre for Integrative Anti-Racism Studies, OISE, University of Toronto
I appreciate the pedagogical aspiration of this book: highlighting the dilemmas of inclusive practice, avoiding neat answers and provoking us to form our own conclusions. It brings inclusion out into the open for discussion. It challenges us to enter into debates about what inclusion really means, in practice not just in ambition. It is an unsettling book, without resolutions, reflecting the realities of lived experience but with a desire to move beyond the experiential to forge principles for inclusive practice.
Professor Trevor Gale, Head, School of Education, The University of Glasgow